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September 19, 2013

Heritage Center slates Family Saturday

ENID, Okla. — People attending Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Family Saturday 1-3 p.m. Saturday will explore the ways Americans dealt with the atomic threat.

The traveling exhibition “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965” is on display through Oct. 20 at the Heritage Center. The exhibit explores the ways Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives — at school, in the home and even at play.

During Family Saturday, visitors to the museum will take a look back at the Civil Defense Corps of the United States in the 1950s. Families can sign up for the Civil Defense Corps and help protect our nation. Civil Defense training films will be aired in the Humphrey Heritage Village Church. Civil Defense training will include learning how to spot airplanes, message sending with HAM radios, military drills, first aid training at the field hospital and firefighting.

Enid Fire Department’s 1950s fire truck will be on display, and Garfield County Emergency Management will be on hand to provide families with emergency preparedness information for the emergencies of today.

Family Saturday is free with regular museum admission.  

For information on all Heritage Center programs, call 237-1907 or go to

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